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The Bump and Grind Trail continues to be the best and most popular hiking trail in the Coachella valley! Also known as the Mirage Trail, it is centrally located, has mostly wide paths, and sweeping panoramic views. This steep foot trail can be executed only by the most fit mountain bikers. The Bump and Grind trail starts with a very steep, switchback climb, that zig-zags straight up about 600 feet up the mountain face. Follow the fire road to your left all the way up, (5 comments)
The Best Margarita in the Palm Springs area is made at Armando's Dakota Bar & Grill in Palm Desert! (as voted by the readers of the Desert Sun) Armando's is easy to spot on the sunny side of El Paseo drive between upscale boutiques and galleries... it has an inviting patio with misters for warm days! They serve authentic Mexican cuisine and are famous for their potent margaritas! Armandos Dakota Bar & Grill 73-260 El Paseo, Palm Desert; 760-346-0744 (5 comments)
My new favorite closing gift came from my new favorite hobby. I began oil painting a couple of months ago with a local class-- I had always wanted to begin painting, especially since my Mother had been an artist and had left me her paints, brushes and some canvases when she passed away. I feel such a special connection to her when I am using her materials to create something new. I had only completed 2 paintings when Russel Ray suggested I do a painting of my clients new home as a closing gift. So I began last (10 comments)
I had the listing last season on this beautiful custom built home on the 10th fairway at La Quinta
Country Club and finding a buyer willing to pay over $1,000,000 proved to be a difficult task. We actually had a $1,000,000 cash offer that my sellers turned down. This year I brought them a buyer who not only paid cash... he was willing to pay $1,025,000 and close within 11 days! As a closing gift I am working on a painting of the home (7 comments)
Pet Play Day in La Quinta - 03/23/11 01:00 PM
Save the Date! Pet Play Day is Saturday, April 2nd from 1pm to 5pm! You won't want to miss the 4th Annual Pet Play Day benefiting Wendi's Fund. Village Park Animal Hospital will be taking over the La Quinta Community Center Park - and making it a day for the dogs! Join us for: - Pet Health Demos from our Village Park Doctors - Lunch time treats from Hot Dogs on the Run - Pet Massage and Nail Trims from our AquaPaws Team - Microchipping on site for only $35! - The Famous WEINER DOG RACES!
Be sure to be (4 comments)
Juggling Deals and Staying Focused! Hot in La Quinta! - 03/18/11 01:26 AM
My business is hot right now-- I have several offers in the works...some short-sales pending and wrote a new offer last week on a $million-dollar listing... closing in under 14 days! But sometimes with all these balls in the air-- it is hard to stay focused and prioritize. It helps me so much to make lists-- and take some time to breathe. I am also very lucky to have a team of great agents to rely on for support. My broker is always there to answer questions-- and our transaction coordinator works the best when she is under the gun! It (5 comments)
Taste of La Quinta Main Street, Old Town La Quinta Saturday, March 19, 2011 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. We had such a great time at last years Taste of La Quinta! This is an incredible event-- and not to be missed! Great food...great wine and plenty of sunshine! Plan to attend the 2nd Annual Taste of La Quinta featuring tapas from 20+ La Quinta area restaurants, a selection of more than 50 wines and live entertainment featuring Steve Madaio & Friends. Tickets for Taste of La Quinta are $15 for wine tasting (5 tastes with a large, limited (6 comments)
Vietnamese Restaurant in the Desert - 03/16/11 07:31 PM
There is a brand new Authentic Vietnamese Restaurant in La Quinta! PHO VU just opened 8 days ago, but the crowded restaurant seemed to be humming along today at lunchtime. We arrived a little after noon and there was a short wait for a table... a good sign! PHO VU specializes on Pho/Noodles with fresh rice noodles in an aromatic broth with additions like eye round steak, brisket, meatballs, chicken, shrimp, veggies, tofu, and others. They also have Bun/Vermicelli Bowls with grilled BBQ pork, grilled marinated chicken, shrimp, and even catfish. They also have the traditional spring rolls, fried squid, and (7 comments)
Lake La Quinta is a unique lake front community with 288 single-family homes surrounding a 27-acre lake with amazingmountain views. If you love the water then this is the place for you! Lake La Quinta offers boating with electric party boats, kayaking, canoeing, paddle boats and fishing...for blue-gill, catfish,and bass. Lake La Quinta also has a 3-acre community park offering tennis, a heated community pool, BBQ-picnic area, boat docks & boat launch facilities. For those who live off of the lake, or don't want to maintain a boat, they offer a shared-boat club (6 comments)
Do You Share Your Art with Your Clients and Friends.... You Should! - 03/14/11 01:10 AM
I began an oil painting class a few weeks ago and have really enjoyed it. I have shared my progress on a few paintings on facebook... and the response has been really incredible... and fun! Because of my new hobby I have made so many new connections-- I have joined not only my art class, but a "women's art group", and connected with many art lovers as well. It has been a wonderful experience and it has created a whole new avenue for meeting people and sharing a passion for art. Here is my first painting... the 3 Amigos... from the (14 comments)
Do You Help Your Clients "Picture" Themselves in Their New Home? - 03/11/11 01:44 AM
Today I showed a Million dollar home to the wife of a client-- she brought her friends. This can be great-- or terrible, depending on the friends, and their take on the property. Luckily today-- both she and her friends LOVED it! We took some pictures of what will be her new desert home... and sent them to her husband! She said, "just write 'SOLD' for a caption"! I did not write "SOLD" ... I wrote, "AWESOME"! And e-mailed it to her husband... he called a few minutes later and said-- "Let's make an offer!" Picture your clients in their (3 comments)
Jaguar Naming Contest at The Living Desert - 03/04/11 07:37 PM
I love big CATS... and was so excited to hear about the latest addition to The Living Desert in Palm Desert, CA. This pretty kitty needs a name... and they are having a contest to find a good one! The Living Desert is looking for help to name its newest addition: a 2-year-old female jaguar. The contest runs through March 21 for a new exhibit opening April 1. "Just for Kids"... so children 12 and younger can enter. Entry forms are available at www.livingdesert.org. The winner will receive a VIP tour of the desert and a family membership to the (4 comments)
Understanding Grief, Loss, and Major Life Transitions: Educational Event - 03/03/11 12:24 AM
LIFE EDUCATION OUTREACH EVENT A LIFE PLANNING EVENT:Gain Insight to Managing Loss - Whether Through Death, Divorce or Major Life TransitionsLearn the Stages of Grief – What is NormalConsultant and coach specializing in grief, loss and transition, Amy Florian, is known for her engaging and dynamic presentations. Tuesday, March 15, 2011Mission Hills Country Club, Rancho Mirage4:00 p.m. - 5:30 p.m. Presentation 5:30 p.m. - 6:00 p.m. Open conversationOR Wdnesday, March 16, 2011 4:00 p.m. - 5:30 p.m. Presentation 5:30 p.m. - 6:00 p.m. Open conversationRedlands Country Club, Redlands Please RSVP by March 11th to: Anderson Financial Management Group909firstname.lastname@example.org Presented by (7 comments)
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